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Discussion in 'Americas' started by DirtyDR650, Dec 11, 2009.
We will be pulling out of Jellico the same day. Maybe we will see you in the middle.
The TAT is awesome! If you are plnning on doing it soon have a blast! If you are currently riding and happen to come across a license plate in Moab, or Nevada, or both.....I lost two......oops.
I also seemed to have lost a jacket in the beginning of Oregon. It sure gets bouncy in the back of the DRZ!
Little Wan enjoy Tin Cup, we sure did! I am editing video and working on the ride report now. Best of luck to everybody, and have fun....
After reading this update: http://bushducks.com/tripreps/passopen.htm#hancock it didn't sound like they'd be working on the pass for a while.
Today we went past the "road closed" signs to look around and were surprised to see a huge excavator on a truck - they were just bringing it in. So, that bodes well for those of you who will be hitting the TAT later this month - maybe Hancock will be open after all!
We had an amazing day - St. Elmo to Tin Cup Pass (tin cup doesn't get enough credit - it isn't as steep as hancock, but it's just as rocky and goes on forever). From the town of Tin Cup, the GPS put us on a small trail (gps calls it "CR765j" or "CR765f" but I can't find any other info) that was also steep, narrow and rocky. Holy crap, it was endless! That spit us out onto Cumberland Pass (easy and wide). We went to Pitkin for water and then went back and did Tomichi Pass.
It was a great alternative if Hancock is still closed.
Nomad - look forward to seeing your video/RR. We'll keep an eye out for your plates!
If you made it in one piece.... you can get your "plaque" here....
Four of us are leaving Birmingham tomorrow for Trinidad. Start riding Saturday headed to Baker Nevada. While we hate it, fortunately our jobs will not allow us any more time than a week away, so we will have to finish some time next year.
Curious to see if we can get around the bridge at Hancock like some others have. See you on the trail.
Leaving Aug 30 from Atlanta to do the Colorado section of the T.A.T. Need somewhere around Trinidad to setup the bikes for off road. Two of us, one weestrom and one GSA. Bringing tires with us to change to after the 1400 mile ride. Would be nice to have somewhere to leave street tires to be picked up on the way back home.
It sure seems like there are fewer people on the TAT west this year...
Is there anyone currently (or upcoming) on the UT, NV and OR sections?
I left a couple ADV surprises on the trail...gifts from me to you, fellow TATers
I sure hope they go to FFs and not just some random muggles!
1) Swasey Cabin. Check the guest registry box. Left on august 7th.
2) The gate after the "5 miles of deep sand and single track" between Garrison, NV and Patterson Pass. There's a ziplock bag hanging the left side of the gate. Left on august 8th.
I have one or 2 more to give away. I'm not sure how things are going to work out, but I'm hoping to place another surprise up at the lookout in the section between Battle Mtn and McDermitt, NV. I can't remember what it's called, but the roll chart tells you to go check out the view:
I'll leave it in or around the rock pile at the top. Probably tomorrow (8/11)
And, finally, I'd like to leave one last ADV surprise on or around the "Welcome to Port Orford" sign. The large one with the stonework and the cutout waves and mountains. Maybe 8/15?
Well, if you find one of these, let me know! I'll be starting a ride report in mid/late august.
If you need to change tires earlier I am in Tulsa, Oklahoma and would be glad to let you use my air conditioned shop, tire changer and balance. Kieth 918-446-2245 email@example.com
Thanks, Changing tires is what I am looking for. There are two of us leaving Atlanta on 08/30. We are bringing tires to use on the trail with us to put on before going off road. (don`t want to start with half worn tires.) Only have time to do Colorado this trip. Would be nice to have a place to leave the takeoffs while on the trail, So we can swap back before heading home. We are bringing all the tools required with us. Just would nice to not have to do it on the side of the road.
We are finally on the TAT just finished day two. Ive setup a blog at www.cheesecakesbyalex.com/blog so check it out and give us a comment or two. We are shooting video as well but wont be able to post that until we get back from the west coast.
We are finally on the TAT just finished day two. Ive setup a blog at WWW.cheesecakesbyalex.com/blog so check it out and give us a comment or two. We are shooting video as well but wont be able to post that until we get back from the west coast.
Congrats amoroso6(Alex)...PLEASE post the ride report on the ADVriders "Ride Report"... where we can leisirely better attend your report and pictures than your own blog. THis way it's more accessible to us all running the TAT. We're hitting the TAT Monday...assuming Tropical Depression Danielle doesn't bring tons of rains by Monday on the TAT...ggrrrrrrr....
Found your lucky charm today. Took it with us and left something for the next group thru. With your permission, I will pass the lucky charm on, some time, some place, to some other inmate down the road. Also, doing that portion of the TAT on a 950, let alone 2 up is impressive. The sand was very tough today!
P.S. Hope those duct taped bottles held up on your 770 mile trip home. You rock dude!!
Cool! Nice of you to leave something for the next guys, too.
Sure, go ahead and pass it on - the safety cone's good juju is transferable, I'm sure
Yeah, this was our 2nd time through and it wasn't nearly as fun this time as it was the first time. The sand seemed deeper and those damn trees are so overgrown, they just smack you in the face the whole time.
This Sunday a.m.(aug. 15th) we'll be back on the TAT, starting in Helena Arkansas, where we stopped on our last leg. There'll be 2 white DRZs' and 2 of the happiest hillbillies ever seen headed west.
Chip has called this the "Gentlemans Tour" because we're cheatin' a little, well alot. We'll be meeting the support truck, another happy hillbilly and cooler each nite at campgrounds, that'll mean a lite load on the bikes. We're going as far as Moab this year, we should be there around Aug. 23rd.
Hope to see yall out there.
If you need anything while around Tulsa, Ok do not hesitate to call, we have resources to help if needed........Kieth 918-446-2245
Have a great cool ride......
Thank you, thank You. It's a good feelin' knowing someone in the area has your back. If you ever make it to WV/NC let us know.
Two others and I are headed to AR on Tuesday Aug 17 to start the TAT on the next day.
Keith, I saved your number. May need to pick up a rear 17" tire somewhere around there.
So we are in Clinton AK as of today and my brand new mefo tire sucks wind. Totally warn out so Im going to need tires. Cycle gear is holding a front for me in Tulsa but that means low tread in the front and 1" in the back, if that's good for the rest of AK I'll be okay unless anyone has an idea on where we can get some tires. if i get to tulsa we can order tires from arrowhead unless someone has a better Idea. This really sucks I just put those mefo's on my bike for this trip and they didn't last at all.